Your artist’s impression of the “city centre” HS2 station is misleading.
The impression is simply how any modern new-build station might look.
It is the same image used when showing such a station at Meadowhall.
The area around the station shows no resemblance to reality, it is just Legoland.
It would have been interesting to see how the city station fitted around the Royal Victoria Hotel and Wicker, but that would mean the artist doing some hard research and, no doubt, requiring additional payment.
J P Sanderson